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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domination  \Dom`i*na"tion\,  n.  [F.  domination,  L.  dominatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  dominating;  exercise  of  power  in  ruling; 
  dominion;  supremacy;  authority;  often  arbitrary  or 
  insolent  sway. 
 
  In  such  a  people,  the  haugtiness  of  domination 
  combines  with  the  spirit  of  freedom.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  A  ruling  party;  a  party  in  power.  [R.]  --Burke. 
 
  3.  pl  A  high  order  of  angels  in  the  celestial  hierarchy;  -- 
  a  meaning  given  by  the  schoolmen. 
 
  Thrones,  dominations,  princedoms,  virtues,  powers. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  domination 
  n  1:  social  control  by  dominating 
  2:  power  to  dominate  or  defeat;  "mastery  of  the  seas"  [syn:  {mastery}, 
  {supremacy}] 




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